Skip to comments.Ensign tells fellow GOPs to back off Reid
Posted on 01/11/2010 6:17:32 PM PST by freespirited
Nevada Sen. John Ensign said Monday it is wrong for his fellow Republicans to call for the resignation of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over racially insensitive comments he made about President Obama.
Reid has apologized to Obama since a new book quoted him describing Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign as a light-skinned African-American "with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one."
Ensign said Monday that Reid's apology was sincere and that the Nevada Democrat regretted how his comments were taken.
"I think we need to get away from this politics of gotcha," Ensign told KKOH radio in Reno.
"I don't think there's a person walking, certainly not a politician out there, that hasn't made comments they regret," he said. "When you make those comments, as long as you take responsibility for your comments and apologize for them, I think people should accept that."
Ensign said he was angered by how Democrats treated former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., after he suggested the country might be better off if Strom Thurmond, who ran as a segregationist, would have won the presidency in 1948. Lott resigned shortly after he made the comments.
"Democrats were really wrong in what they did to Trent Lott, and we shouldn't do the same thing to Sen. Reid," Ensign said.
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Divine right of RATS.
Translation: we don’t want to give Dingy Harry a reason to quit, we want his sorry a## to be forced to run a re-election campaign then suffer the humiliation of having it kicked to the curb in November.
More compliance from the GOP senate. How many sets of knee pads do these guys go through a year, I wonder?
John Ensign is really one to take advice from. lol.
RINO alert, RINO alert. Ditch this idiot also.
We need to treat the dimbulbs WORSE than they treat us.
This is war.
It’ll either be words - or guns.
What? What the h-—’s wrong with Ensign? These damned ‘pubs never cease to amaze me. STFU up Senator.
Keep Reid in place. He’s too valuable to us there right now. We don’t want someone who can represent well. REID will continue to give us gems all the way up to November.
Political strategerist for the GOP, huh?
Not one of these Republicans defended Trent Lott for similar comments back in 2002.
Race cowards and, in practice, Democrats.
As opposed to John, who needs to back off his female staffers.
That's exactly right - a wounded Reid is easier to beat.
We were counting on beating Countrywide Chris Dodd, then he drops out and that changes the game in CT. The same thing happened (through chicanery) in NJ with the switcheroo they played when the Torch was going to lose badly.
A RINO strikes again!!! Whenever we get close to having a demoRAT bastard on the ropes and going down for the count, as sure as shootin', a RINO RAT bastard will ride to the rescue and snatch defeat from the jaws of victory!!! Here's an angry phone call to your office tomorrow, John Ensign, you RAT bastard RINO traitor!!!
And THIS is why the Dirty Dems hold the House, Senate and WH. We have a party of weenies.
>”Democrats were really wrong in what they did to Trent Lott, and we shouldn’t do the same thing to Sen. Reid,” Ensign said.
Why dont we ask Trent Lott himself how he feels then?
Good one .. RichinOC
Ensign has been infected with McCainitis!
Hey Sen. Ensign I’ve got some advice for you; stfu you dbag.
Just another reason to get rid of Ensign.
I agree but lets beat on him a bit.This will be fun to watch all the dem phoneys waste time on defending the prick.
That Sonofabitch Ensign is exactly why we need to purge the Republican party. There will be a book out about Reid that will explain what an utter dirtbag he is. No help from Ensign, he is a Quisling.
The thing is, Ensign, they’ll do it every time they have a chance. Perhaps you missed the name of the game: It’s called The Make Over of America to a Marxist state. If the demrats achieve their goal anyone who disagrees with them will shipped off to reducation camps—or worse.
Ensign probably doesn’t believe the Islamo-Terrorists when they say publicly and repeatedly they intend to rape “infidel’ women, enslave and/or kill all infidels.
“If he puts one of yours in the hospital, you put one of his in the morgue.”
Ensign needs to resign. If he doesn’t resign, he needs to be ousted next election.
[Keep Reid in place. Hes too valuable to us there right now.]
That is actually true, Reid is going down hard like a whirlpool, we need him to drag down the whole ticket. But Ensign has always been a Quisling, Reid must have something on him.
There is probably another scandal with this idiot as well and he is just trying to curry favor.What a piece of crap.
Oy, makes me want to move back to my home State of California....yikes, where to go?
Bunch of F'n Clueless, Wuss, Losers!!!
I really think Ensign’s best decision would have been to just be quiet. However, one has to wonder with the disgusting bunch of people we seem to elect whether it is not just all about helping each other. It certainly isn’t about the interests of this country and its people.
No we shouldn't do the same thing. We should make it short sweet, to the point and blast it over all forms of communication such as radio, TV, billboards that little harry reed is a sniveling, shivering COWARD.
Hell, lets hire skywriter airplanes too.
What was Dirty Harry’s attitude toward Trent Lott re: the Strom Thurmond flap?
Dirty Harry should get what he got at the very least.
One of the best post in this thread.COOL!
I’d just be concerned that Dems get someone relatively smarter like Evan Bayh in there and then also put up competition in Nevada. Much better to have Reid in there with his foot in mouth compulsions.
You might be right. I think Ensign knows the GOP is better off with Reid staying. Reid is in such bad shape that we want him to stay.
Re Dirty Harry should get what he got at the very least (re Trent Lott).
Well, bend over and spread them Dirty Dingus McGee. You’re gonna get what you deserve.
Ensign. Shut up! You’re no one to talk.
One truckload of kneepads coming to Nevada.
No no. I think Ensign wants Reid to stay because Reid is a very damaged goods.
Dodd in CT was toast but he decided to quit and the Dems may hold that seat in CT.
If Reid defaults now, the Democrats can run a false “conservative” and hold the seat. Somebody like Ben Nelson
I don’t understand what was so bad about reid’s statement. He was right. Americans wouldn’t vote for a black man that talks like a rap star. They wouldn’t vote for a white man that talks like andrew dice clay either.
So what? who cares?
If Brown gets in and Healthcare gets siderailed, and Reid stays in (only to be crushed), we might have a chance to survive this nightmare.
Yep. Reid is one of the most vulnerable Dhims now. Replacing him with another one, fresher and without baggage, will make our efforts more difficult come November.
Saw an interview with Ensign a year or two ago. He says, “Harry and I have agreed not to criticize each other.”
In this case a “Mortally wounded Harry “ is the gift that keeps on giving!
Instead Ensign is doing a typical Repuke maneuver which is to stand up for and defend a RAT bastard demoRAT whenever one happens to be on the ropes. Typical for Repukes to give aid & comfort to the enemy, when the enemy (demoRATs) don't cut the Repukes even a single micro-inch. It truly is the Stupid Party (Repukes) vs the Evil Party (demoRATs) and 99 out of 100 times, the Evil Party wins. That's why we need to throw every RINO out of office, from both the House & the Senate.
Ensign doesn’t want to go up before the Ethics Committee.
That's the spirit!
Anybody who thinks there should be manners in politics...or that there ever was...is an idiot.
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